Oceanfront Options – Malaekahana
Malaekahana is unique among Oahu’s oceanfront neighborhoods. The residential enclave of 40 sideby-side acre-plus estates, many dating from the mid 1900s, appears to be frozen in time.
Between 1940 and 1944, the subdivision was created by the Estate of James Campbell, then landowner, and remains virtually unchanged with lots extending from an access road off Kam Highway to the shoreline. The unpaved road that meanders through the neigh-borhood is separated from the highway by stands of ironwood trees, enhancing the sense of privacy and serenity.
The residential properties, which extend approximately a mile along the shore of Malaekahana Bay, are bracketed at either end by two sections of 110-acre Malaekahana State Recreation Area.
The main attraction of Malaekahana, now as in the past, is the beach, a picturesque crescent of golden sand that rims the bay.
Adding to the desirability of this beachfront retreat for weekend getaways and family vacations, as well as full time living, are the reef protected waters that are conducive to swimming the year round, as well as board and body surfing, kayaking, kitesurfing, and fishing.
Choi International Realtor Julie Garris has recently listed an estate consisting of two homes situated on nearly an acre of grounds surrounded by
lush landscaping and fronting the beach. The main oceanfront home opens to an expansive wraparound deck with panoramic coastal and ocean views, an ideal venue for outdoor dining and entertaining.
The views continue indoors with walls of windows in the main living areas and large double entry doors. Vaulted ceilings enhance air flow throughout the home. Additional highlights include stone flooring, an updated kitchen with granite counters, game room downstairs, and a flexible floor plan allowing for 3 to
5 bedrooms, including a large loft overlooking the living room. The estate also includes a 3 bedroom, 2 bath guest cottage and 2 car garage. Garris is offering the property for $2,995,000 and showing it by appointment
She noted that the Turtle Bay Resort with its championship golf courses, restaurants, and other recreational amenities is only 10 minutes away. Additionally, increasing commercial development at neighboring Laie provides numerous options for shopping and dining. Haleiwa Town and the North Shore surfing beaches are a short drive up Kam Highway.